Helen C. Rountree papers
2.4 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Helen C. Rountree is emeritus professor of anthropology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She studied the history of the Virginia Tribes from the 17th century to the 21st century and is considered a leading expert on Pocahontas. The Helen C. Rountree papers include field notes, correspondence, and sound recordings relating to her field work among the Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Monacan, as well as the area around Nottoway Reservation and Gingaskin Reservation.
MS 2002-07 Poster depicting Navaho ceremonial masks
One color poster measuring 31 x 22 inches, depicting over 20 head and face masks used in the Navajo Nightway ceremony. Printed as a companion to the book Head and Face Masks in Navaho Ceremonialism (1947) by Berard Haile.
MS 1309 English translation by Truman Michelson of text on Fox gens festivals
English translation by Truman Michelson of a text on Meskwaki (Fox) gens festival. The whereabouts of the original Meskwaki text is unknown.
MS 1892 Two Fox texts on mortuary rites by Alfred Kiyana
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
This collection contains two texts on mortuary rites in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana. The English translated titles are "When there is an adoption" and "Ghost Feast." These are accompanied by a notebook containing phonetic transcriptions by Tom Scott and Harry Lincoln and English translations by Truman Michelson. On …
MS 3002-a Fox text and English translation of "Singing around rite" collected by Truman Michelson
Young Bear, George
Information from Shapochiwa regarding the rituals of the Singing Around Society, handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by an unidentified writer and translated into English by George Young Bear. There are also two pages of notes at the end of the translation on members and initiation to the society.
MS 2231 Fragment of Fox text by Harry Lincoln of a speech at a clan feast
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Harry Lincoln. It appears to be page 12 of a speech given at a clan feast.
MS 2761 Fragment of Fox text by Sam Peters of a speech at a clan feast
Peters, Sam, 1885-
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Sam Peters. The text is part of a speech given at a clan feast.
MS 3207 Notes on Kickapoo naming ceremonies and clans collected by Truman Michelson
Notes on Kickapoo namining ceremonies and clans collected by Truman Michelson. Information was provided by Joseph Murdock, a Mexican Kickapoo residing in Oklahoma. The notes are primarily in English with some Kickapoo written on the first page.
MS 2765 Fox text by Joe Peters on religion dance
Text handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Joe Peters on religion dance. Collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Bill Wright photographs of Tiwa people of Tigua Pueblo
Photographs made in connection with Wright's book The Tiguas: Pueblo Indians of Texas. They include images of Tiwa Indians, ceremonies, processions on the days of St. John and St. Anthony, dancers, bread-making, pottery, dwellings, the Tigua Visitor Center, Mount Carmel Mission, and Gran Quivira. Many photographs show Tiwa individuals at …